Edition 296 | May 20, 2021
E-Newsletter. This bi-weekly newsletter is designed to provide timely information on health and human service topics of interest for 
people living and working in Barnstable County.
SPOTLIGHT
Professional Development Series for Health and Human Services Staff

Cape Cod Community College’s (4Cs) Center for Corporate and Professional Education has collaborated with Outer Cape Health Services to help address the need for local, affordable, and accessible professional development for those in health and human services. This year-long program provides meaningful and practical training opportunities on a wide range of topics that are designed to help providers offer the best care possible and to grow in their professions.

Sessions will be held virtually on the first Wednesday after noon and third Friday morning of each month. CEUs are pending for each stand-alone course for LMHC, LICSW, LCSW, LSW, and LSWA. Information will be provided for students who would like to apply independently for other types of CEUs.
COMMUNITY NEWS / ANNOUNCEMENTS
Health Imperatives Offering COVID-19 Vaccine

Health Imperatives in Hyannis is now offering the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine at its Sexual and Reproductive Health clinic at 1019 Iyannough Rd. Walk-ins are welcome! You also can call for an appointment or request to receive the vaccine during a scheduled clinic visit. The vaccine is available on the following days and times: Monday: 11am - 6pm, Tuesday: 9:30am - 5pm, Wednesday: 9am - 4:30pm, Thursday: 9am - 5pm, Friday: 8:30am - 12pm. For more information, call us at 508-771-8010 
Discounts via FCC’s Emergency Broadband Benefit Start in May

The Federal Communications Commission kicked off the Emergency Broadband Benefit Program. During the COVID-19 pandemic, this program will make available up to $3.2 billion worth of consumer discounts on broadband services and equipment like computers and tablets. 
Promoting Good Health by Creating Experiences

At Duffy Health Center, our mission is to provide equitable, integrated primary health care and support services to persons who are experiencing homelessness or at risk of homelessness on Cape Cod, and to improve the quality of life for vulnerable and marginalized populations through community collaborations, leadership, and advocacy.
 
In the spirit of our mission, we started Wellness on the Water to promote good health by creating experiences featuring studios, teachers and wellness leaders from across the Cape. Our vision is to provide members of our community with a way to care for their neighbors while caring for themselves at the same time. All proceeds will directly support Duffy Health Center's programs & services. Watch the video to learn how we can truly all benefit from this series!
Town of Bourne Announces FY22 Human Services Grant

The Town of Bourne, acting through the Human Services Department, seeks proposals from interested public or private, state and federally recognized non-profit organizations, agencies, or partnerships to provide projects, programs and services that address unmet human service needs in the community. For more information call 508-759-0600 Ext. 5226 Application should be mailed to: Human Services Committee, 239 Main Street, Bourne, MA 02532 and must be received no later than June 25, 2021.
Town of Yarmouth CDBG One-Year Action Plan for Program Year 2021

On May 13, 2021 the US Department of Housing and Urban Development allocated $124,817 to the Town of Yarmouth Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program for Program Year 2021, which runs from July 1, 2021 to June 30, 2022.
Got Student Loans?

MA STATE LOAN REPAYMENT 
This program funds BOTH Primary Care and Substance Use Providers. A full list is in the guide.

This is for health care professionals who commit to working full time or part time for two years in an eligible health care organization (up to $25,000 per year for two years). This program is funded through a combination of state and federal funds. Applications must be postmarked no later than May 21, 2021.
Youth & Young Adult Homelessness – Take the Survey!

The Barnstable County Dept. of Human Services and its Youth and Young Adult Homelessness partners will be working with the Massachusetts Coalition for the Homeless and the Massachusetts Commission on Unaccompanied Homeless Youth for the annual Massachusetts Youth Count. The Massachusetts Youth Count mobilizes youth, young adults, youth providers funded by the Executive Office of Health and Human Services, Continua of Care, schools, and other community partners to survey young people under the age of 25 from across the Commonwealth who are experiencing homelessness and housing instability. The insights and data gathered from the survey process are used to influence advocacy and programming to address youth and young adult homelessness. The count will be conducted between April 12th and May 24th.
Information on the survey can be found HERE.
SHINE
Getting Ready to Sign Up for Medicare? Come to a Welcome to Medicare Virtual Fair

Learn about signing up for Medicare from the safety and comfort of your home or office! This virtual, online Medicare fair is for people turning 65 or becoming eligible for Medicare because of a disability. This event is supported by a grant from the federal government, and there is no cost to attend.
EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
Several Job Opportunities at Capabilities!

$500 Sign-on Bonus!


$1,000 Sign-on Bonus!

$1,000 Sign-on Bonus!
Job Opportunity: Salaried Family Therapist
Housing Assistance Corporation is looking for an independently licensed clinician (LMHC, LMFT, LICSW) to fill a full-time, salaried, benefit eligible position at Angel House, a residential rehabilitation program for women in recovery and their children in Hyannis. This position includes providing family and group therapy to residential clients in a structured environment to support treatment of substance use disorders. Candidate must show they have working experience being creative, compassionate, computer literate, and family therapy experience. The program’s treatment structure blends both recovery principles and trauma informed care. The position is Monday through Friday and includes rotating on call weekends monthly. This position will work under the supervision of the Program Director and Clinical Director. Interested in the above position or have a friend who may be?

Please e-mail responses to wphinney@haconcapecod.org or send letter of interest and resume to: Walter Phinney Housing Assistance Corporation 460 West Main Street Hyannis, MA 02601

The Job Corps program is a no-cost education and career technical training program administered by the U.S. Department of Labor that helps young people ages 16 through 24 improve the quality of their lives through Career Technical and Academic Training. The Job Corps program is authorized by Title I-C of the Workforce Investment Act of 1998.
EVENTS / TRAININGS
Community Meal by the Family Table Collaborative 5-25-21

FREE fresh cooked meal for Families, Seniors and Individuals! 

  • Tuesday, May 25th, 4-6pm
  • Hentry T. Wing School, 33 Water Street, Sandwich
  • Front Bus Loop Drive through and pick up!
"Keeping Kids Safe" Thursday, June 3rd, 2021 from 6-7pm

Join community partners, Cape Cod Children’s Place and Children’s Cove, in an evening of open discussion about safety, abuse prevention and how to have safe, child-friendly conversations about body safety with children.
Join in Celebrating HPC’s 30th Anniversary
by Walking with us!

Please join us in celebrating HPC’s 30th Anniversary by walking with us or supporting the “HPC Founder’s Team” and honor Nancy Roberts (one of HPC's Founders) for her vision that has impacted over 41,000 individuals since 1991.

Follow this link to join the HPC Founders Team!
 
Follow this link and click "Register" to form your own team!

See you there!
US Census Bureau Hosting Data Summit on ‘Persons with Disabilities and Aging Populations’

You are Invited to join the U.S. Census Bureau’s 2021 Data Summit Series. Designed for the novice data user, the series will present a high-level overview of several data products and demonstrate how they can be used to assist organizations and businesses identify data-driven solutions to challenges.  
Calmer Choice Spring Mindfulness Offerings

  • This Spring, Calmer Choice Offers New, Online Mindfulness Courses for Adults
  • FREE Morning Mindful Awareness Online Practice Groups

Try our free, online, mindful awareness practice groups meeting for basic mindfulness instruction, followed by a 15–20-minute guided mindful awareness practice. These group sessions are facilitated over Zoom and you do not need to commit to all sessions. Join when you can!

  • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday at 7:30 am
  • Thursday, 7:00 am – Mindful Stretching & Awareness Practice

Visit www.calmerchoice.org for full course listings and free mindfulness resources.
Educational Opportunities Offered by the Corporate and Professional Education at CCCC
 
Please be sure to check out their extensive variety of class offerings.
You Don't Need to Travel Far to Receive High-Quality Education/Training That Will Position You for Success in the Technical Trades or a Career in an Allied Health Field

Several programs prepare the student for licensure in various industries. In order to meet the needs of students, we also offer several courses online. Here at UCT you will find over 500 exciting career and enrichment courses ranging from health careers, computers, technical trades, business, legal, culinary, wellness and fun courses!
GROUP MEETINGS
Thrive! at CIGSYA - LGBTQ and Ally Center of Cape Cod Now Have Monday Events  

The LGBTQ + group Thrive is for folks ages 13-22. We recently switched our weekly events to Mondays at 4pm. Join us virtually or for special in person gatherings with proper COVID-19 protocols. Please feel free to join anytime! For details email kgarcia@WeThrive.us and check out our social media platforms:

Instagram: @cigsya
Twitter: @thriveatcigsya 
COVID-19 NOTICES / RESOURCES
Available Food Resources

The Barnstable County Cooperative Extension and Department of Human Services has compiled information on programs and sites in Barnstable County where prepared meals and pre-bagged groceries and supplies are available for pick-up.

Coping During the COVID-19 Pandemic

The Cape Cod COVID-19 Response Task Force has collected helpful wellness resources for you during COVID-19. Please check back regularly as we add to these resources. 
 
Each month we will highlight tools to help manage this crisis and identify for you web videos, articles, discussions, and resources we have found helpful. These tools apply to those of all ages, children, adolescents, young adults, adults, and elders.

Barnstable County COVID-19 Recovery Resources

COVID-19 can be difficult for all of us but especially for those in recovery. This might be exacerbated by people unable to attend their normal support group meetings or other recovery supports. Please click on button below to find local and nationwide resources related to substance use disorder and mental health. You can also call the MA Substance Use Helpline anytime at 800-327-5050.

COVID 19 Survival Kit Series - Sponsored by Nami Cape Cod & The Islands

In early 2020, when COVID 19 hit hard, NAMI Cape Cod & the Islands developed an 8-part Survival Tool Kit Series, based on the research of Bruce Perry, renowned child psychiatrist and neuroscientist. The kit was developed as a guide to review, over the fall and winter months, some essential tools to help us deal with stress of the COVID 19 pandemic. These tools apply to those of all ages--children, adolescents, young adults, adults and elders. Each month highlights a new topic and provides tools to help manage this crisis and identify resources such as web videos, articles, discussions and more we have found helpful. In the month of February we are highlighting part 4 of the series which focuses on “Screen Time”. To access the tool kit click website button below. We want everyone to be safe and healthy during this pandemic. 
HUMAN SERVICE DEPARTMENT INITIATIVES

CONTINUUM OF CARE
HOME INVESTMENT PARTNERSHIP PROGRAM
REGIONAL NETWORK ON HOMELESSNESS
REGIONAL SUBSTANCE USE COUNCIL
SHINE-
SERVING HEALTH INSURANCE NEEDS FOR EVERYONE
RESOURCES
SERVICE DIRECTORY
211 ASSISTANCE
MY CHOICE MATTERS SITE
SUBSTANCE USE
RESOURCE GUIDE
EMERGENCY HOTLINES
HUMAN SERVICES SITE
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